my puppy is about 2 months and two weeks old, I just got him a hollow bone to put things in to keep him busy, I went to the next room and started cleaning, and I heard the "mean dog bark" which I have never heard him do before, so I came running in. He bit my 2 yr. old. Not like a nip, there are bite marks in her arm, there was even blood. What do i do, he is in his kennel now, but this cannot happen, how do i teach him that the cannot bite my kids? I know now he'll never get that bone again.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 2:09 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
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Answer by knm51504 at 1:51 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
He was being possive (also called resource guarding) of his bone this is very normal dog behavior. But you can teach him that that behavior is not exceptable. Make he earn EVERYTHING. When you feed him make him sit and wait until you give him the okay to eat. He considered that bone valuable and your 2 yr old may have either gotten to close or tried to pick it up. I would pick up all the pups toys for now and only give them when you can watch the pup and only when the pup does something you ask. There is a book called MINE! Resource guarding in dogs by Jean Donaldson. You can find it on Amazon.com. It teaches you how to correct this behavior. It can be done I adopted my lab mix when he was 2 years old and he did this with other dogs but never with people. This book helped me a lot.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 1:58 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
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